05 May 2008


First stop: Barnes and Noble for some music. We couldn't stand all those island stations anymore! So we picked up The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta, The Who: The Best of The Who, and Carpenters: By Request. (We didn't have an ipod connection thing in the car.) They all got a little old, and we can sing all the words to all the songs (except the Carpenters. But I could already sing all those songs before - so I guess I've already listened to them WAY TOO MUCH).

Anyway - then we headed out for a drive around the west side of Maui. We saw lots of surfers along the way. Checked out the resort towns a little (Kapalua and Kaanapali), headed down to Lahaina and shopped (got the boys some great shark tooth necklaces - which they love). We had a cheeseburger at Cheeseburger in Paradise (pretty good) where we met a couple from Salt Lake City. Weird.

Lahaina has all these cool historical buildings (but we didn't really look at them too much) and this really cool Banyan Tree Park. The banyan tree is huge and has all these aerial roots growing from it (meaning they start up high in the branches and grow down to the ground and then into the ground and almost look like another trunk, except they're a bundle of above-ground roots.)

Those are roots behind me. Crazy.


Lacey Duke said...

Wow! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. The pictures look awesome.

sara said...

Woohoo!! Great music selections; of course you know I approve :) When we went we brought about 20 cds and had a cd player in our rental car but we even went through all of those and had every word memorized by the end of the trip. Great report so far!! Do you wish you'd scheduled more ahead of time or did it work out fine? It is quite an adjustment not having the kids around! Ahhhh when can I go back to Hawaii! I'm so happy for you guys to have gone. Looking forward to the rest of your report!

leigh said...

Not planning worked out pretty well, but it was hard for us to relax for longer than 1 day. We both just got bored and needed something to do. If we wanted to do something, we could - so that was nice. We just didn't know quite what to do without all the kids around. It will be weird when they all leave! (Lucklily that's not for a while!)

Ashley said...

i want to go to hawaii! Looks way fun, love the pictures!

leigh said...

ps - Sara - I thought of you the whole time we listened to The Police and The Who.